laurel hills dam complete

Water and Sewer

Laurel Hills Road Dam Rehabilitation

Water from the dam on Laurel Hills Road has a history of going over the road during large rainstorms causing erosion. We'll be replacing the dam to reduce road flooding in the neighborhood.

Project Details

 
Type:
Lakes, Streams, and Dams
Budget:
$1.5 - $2.5 million
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Contractors:
Amec Foster Wheeler Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. (Design), DLB Enterprises, LLC (Construction), Wood E&IS, Inc.

Contact

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:
Stormwater

Planning

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Design

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

This phase is complete. 

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Construction for this project is complete! Crews: 

  • Installed a new spillway for the dam at Laurel Hills Lake; 
  • Upgraded the sanitary sewer and water mains; and, 
  • Improved the road. 

The new stormwater infrastructure helps reduce flooding and prevent erosion to the road and lake. 

Next Steps

 

The lake will be refilled after NC Dam Safety approves the new dam and spillway. This can take several months. It also may take some time for the lake to completely refill depending on how much rain we get. 

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

History

Laurel Hills Lake is a privately owned lake. Laurel Hills Road crosses over the top of the dam, which is partially located within a public street right-of-way. The dam is classified as medium, intermediate hazard dam by North Carolina Dam Safety. 

The design for the new spillway for the dam includes new regulatory requirements from the City's Unified Development Ordinance.

Laurel Hills Dam under construction
Laurel Hills Lake drained
Laurel Hills Dam existing inlet spillway structure
Laurel Hills Lake
Laurel Hills Lake drained
Laurel Hills Dam existing inlet spillway structure
Laurel Hills Dam
Laurel Hills Lake

Laurel Hills Road after the dam rehabilitation at Laurel Hills Lake. 

Schedule

Date Activity
Fall 2017 Project design complete
Summer 2018 Project construction begins
Fall 2019 Project construction complete